Louise Purden

Delight as three friends ordained into ministry on same day

23 January 2020

Three friends who carved out successful careers in caring professions are today being ordained as Church of Scotland ministers. Dr Sonia Blakesley, a former GP, is being inducted into St Mark's Oldhall Parish Church in ...

Rev Brian Casey

Glasgow minister recognised for social justice work

22 January 2020

A Church of Scotland minister in Glasgow has been honoured for his commitment to social justice and improving people's lives. Rev Brian Casey of Springburn Parish Church has been recognised by the John White Little ...

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Kirk announces membership of new Forums

21 January 2020

The Church of Scotland has formally appointed conveners, vice conveners, interim heads and members of the two new Forums: Faith Nurture and Faith Impact. The formation of the two new Forums was approved by the ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair

Moderator urges people to "stand together"

20 January 2020

People need to "stand together" more than ever to tackle increasing division in society, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has said. In an historic address within the House of ...

Churches Together in Malta have written worship material

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

17 January 2020

Beginning on Saturday 18 January, churches around the world will mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity over a period of eight days. The annual event, which first began in 1908, is designed to ...

Moodiesburn Parish Church

Praise the Lord - new expression of church officially launched

10 January 2020

A worshipping community in North Lanarkshire is being formally established as the Church of Scotland's newest congregation this weekend. It will become officially known as Moodiesburn Parish Church in an historic move described as a ...

A group of ladies in colourful outfits outside the St Rollox Church in Glasgow

Our top 10 stories from 2019

31 December 2019

This year has been a memorable one in the life of the Church of Scotland, with three reports accepted at this year's General Assembly that will radically reshape the Kirk at every level over the ...

At the Kelpies on the first run in January with Rev Andrew Sarle of Bainsford Church of Scotland in Falkirk

Charity worker reflects on 1725 mile ultra pilgrimage

28 December 2019

Throughout 2019 Mark Calder ran a total of 1,725 miles spread across 14 ultramarathons, all of which retraced the ancient pilgrimage routes of Scotland and Northern England. Along the way he has raised thousands of ...

Burnside Blairbeth Community Outreach Project

Final Go For It projects announced

27 December 2019

The Kirk's Go For It Fund has announced 16 projects which will receive a combined total of £392,000 in the final round of grants. Next year, a new growth fund will be established to expand ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair standing in St Cuthbert's Parish Church in Edinburgh

A Christmas message from the Moderator

25 December 2019

Christmas Day is upon us at last. However you are celebrating today, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, shares a message wishing everyone across the Kirk ...